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Agriculture Fabrics

Agricultural Building Curtains Buyer’s Guide

Here are so many types of livestock barn curtains curtains to choose from, but which ones should you invest in? What matters most is the quality of...

News

IFAI Expo Day Two

Day two of the IFAI Expo was another busy one! Even the late night rocking out at Industry Night couldn't slow us down.

News

IFAI Expo Day One

It has been a long and challenging two years since we last gathered together at the IFAI Expo, but it didn't take long at all for things to feel...

Tent Fabric

Temporary Enclosure Ideas for Every Event

Get inspiration for temporary event enclosures that will make your event feel perfect, whether it’s a one-night affair or a season-long extravaganza.

Tent Fabric

What Makes a Good Temporary Tent Structure?

As you evaluate your options for temporary tent structures, don’t overlook the importance of the materials they’re made from. Fabric is especially...

Herculite Innovation

A Better Way: Sourcing Partnerships That Work

The Herculite Discovery Process is our systematic approach for identifying measurable ways for us to help our customers grow their business.

Tent Fabric

American Manufacturing: Why it Matters

Should manufacturing stay domestic? We spoke with U.S. Economy expert Kimberly Amadeo about the benefits of American manufacturing on the national...

Tent Fabric

Military Fabrics: Uses and Applications

The military uses specialty fabrics for a variety of uses. Tent fabric used in military tents is just one of the applications

Healthcare Fabrics

The Top Medical Device Companies in 2019

New medical devices are transforming healthcare. Which top medical device companies are driving innovation in this space?

Marine Fabrics

Are You Really Saving with DIY Boat Repairs?

Keeping your boat running smoothly between professional service stops takes some DIY maintenance knowledge, but some repairs are always better left...

Marine Fabrics

3 Ways to Protect Your Vinyl Boat Windows

Vinyl boat windows need regular maintenance to protect them from the elements. Here’s what you need to do to make your windows last longer.

Agriculture Fabrics

Livestock Barn Curtains: How To Make Them Last

Here are so many types of livestock barn curtains curtains to choose from, but which ones should you invest in? What matters most is the quality of...

Marine Fabrics

2019 Boating Trends to Watch

For boat owners and buyers, 2019 boating trends offer a lot to be excited about. From app enabled technology to new tax benefits, here’s what you...

Awning Fabrics

Branding Your Retail Store With Awnings

Your retail store is one of the most common places where consumers engage with your brand. That's why many companies use awnings to reinforce that...

Marine Fabrics

Pros and Cons of Buying a Boat at a Boat Show

Boat Shows can be great places to see an incredible variety of new boats in one convenient location, but buying at a show can be a challenging...

Bantex is Better Than Ever

Bantex Media, the premium vinyl banner material on the market, is new and improved with a stylish new look — and the same American-made quality...

Tent Fabric

Simplifing Party Tent Maintenance

Helpful tips from leading manufacturers on how to store and maintain your party tent outdoor fabric to keep it looking great for years to come.

Awning Fabrics

Sustainable Building Design Ideas for 2018

If you want to incorporate sustainable elements into your building designs in 2018 but don’t know where to start, this handy lists of trends and...

Awning Fabrics

3 Easy Eco Friendly Restaurant Design Ideas

We explain three simple ideas for designing an environmentally friendly restaurant that will appeal to an eco-conscious millennial audience.

Mattress Fabrics

How To Tell If My Dorm Mattress Is Clean?

An average college student spends between 6 and 10 hours a day in their bed, so it’s important that it remains comfortable and clean. How to tell if...

Mattress Fabrics

Why Are So Many Dorm Mattresses Bad?

Dorm mattresses are notoriously uncomfortable. The big question we’re asking ourselves is: why are they so exceptionally bad?

Healthcare Fabrics

What To Do About Gross Dorm Shower Curtains

Dorm areas like the bathroom can become quite gross. It’s important for incoming freshmen to spot a mold problem in the bathroom and dorm shower...

Marine Fabrics

Disadvantages of Installing a Hard Bimini Top

Bimini tops for your boats are excellent for shading you and your passengers, but hard Bimini tops could be costly. Learn their disadvantages here.

Marine Fabrics

Which Boat Cover Material Best Suits My Needs?

From yachts, sailboats, cruisers, houseboats, and more, boats come in various types, shapes, and sizes. Find out which boat cover best suites your...

Healthcare Fabrics

Common Applications of Medical Grade Vinyl

Medical grade vinyl is treated to be antimicrobial, flame retardant, and resistant to odor and liquids common in the healthcare industry.

Marine Fabrics

Pros and Cons of Fully Waterproof Boat Covers

Fully waterproof boat covers are often hard to come by. Learn the pros and cons of investing in a fully waterproof cover, and protect your vessel...

Tent Fabric

Opaque Fabric Uses: What Are they?

You’ve likely seen an opaque fabric used -- perhaps in a wedding or outdoor event tent. But, what are opaque fabrics? What uses can they serve?

Performance Fabrics

PVC Vinyl Fabrics: What You Need to Know

Learn all the basics about PVC vinyl fabrics, key performance characteristic and why they are so versatile and popular for a wide range of commercial...

Tent Fabric

Party & Event Tents: What you Should Know

Planning an outdoor event or party is thrilling. But it’s crucial to remember those key qualities that make event tent fabrics safe, aesthetically...

Awning Fabrics

Will Snow Collapse My Awning?

The most important thing to keep in mind when considering which awning to buy from a snow load standpoint isn’t the fabric, it’s the frame.

Performance Fabrics

The History of Synthetic Fabrics

Synthetic fabrics have come a long way since their rather humble beginnings centuries ago.

Marine Fabrics

How to Properly Store Your Boat

Properly storing your boat isn’t as easy as you might think. To make the most of your prized vessel, you’ll need to select a storage location, clean...

Healthcare Fabrics

Maintaining Healthcare Fabrics

Most of us don’t bother thinking about the healthcare fabric we’re using or wearing. But when you boil it all down, the fact is that healthcare...

Awning Fabrics

Dos and Don'ts of Awning Care

Did you know your awning is made of specialty fabric that has specific care instructions? Awning fabric is designed to withstand the elements and...

Performance Fabrics

The Use of Performance Fabrics in Sports

Performance fabrics are specialty textiles designed to work with an athlete’s body to provide things like temperature control, mold and mildew...

Tent Fabric

Renting a Party Tent: What You Should Know

When it comes to covering your guests during an outdoor party, wedding, corporate, or family gathering, it’s important to know that you’re using the...

Awning Fabrics

Shade Sail Structures and Point Attachments

A Shade Sail structure is not only innovative and aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and versatile while providing sun protection.

Marine Fabrics

The Care and Keeping of Marine Fabrics

It’s boat season once again! Make sure you understand proper care and keeping techniques for your marine fabrics before you hit the high seas.

Marine Fabrics

The Importance of Buying Waterproof Boat Covers

Waterproof boat covers protect your investment and give you peace of mind because you know your boat is safe from water damage while it’s in storage.

Marine Fabrics

Buying Waterproof Boat Covers

Boat covers are often designed and developed using specialty fabrics that are created to be waterproof and mildew resistant.

Awning Fabrics

Slide on Wire Awnings Fabrics

A slide on wire awning is a shade structure that uses fabric panels, cable, and hardware clips to “slide” open or close whenever you want.

Marine Fabrics

Marine Fabrics to Cover Your Boat

From the seats to the enclosure panels, to the cover you use to store your boat, marine fabrics are an integral part of your watercraft.

Marine Fabrics

How to Buy a Good Boat Cover

When buying a boat cover, there are several factors that you should take into consideration for something that’s going to protect your investment.

Awning Fabrics

Awnings: Protect your Home & Family

Awnings and shade structures can help prevent many problems when it comes to sun exposure and there are many types of awning fabrics to choose from.

Healthcare Fabrics

What are Healthcare Fabrics?

Healthcare fabrics can be antimicrobial which protect the fabric from supporting bacteria. This helps prevent the spread of disease and infections.

Tent Fabric

Party Tents & UV Rays Protection

Considering an outdoor party, event, or wedding? Using Party tents or other fabric structures is one way you can protect your guests from UV rays.

Project Spotlight

Awning Project Spotlight: Golden Hill

This Project Spotlight was submitted to us by Awnings Direct, Catskill, NY. The project used Excel M Series awning fabric by Herculite.

Performance Fabrics

Common Use of Performance Fabrics

Performance fabrics are everywhere, from the upholstery on your couch to the bedding at the hospital, What are the common uses?

Awning Fabrics

Awning Evolution Thru the Ages

Awnings are a lot older than you might think. In fact, awnings date back to ancient Egyptian and Syrian times, according to the National Park Service.

Tent Fabric

Fabric Structures that Last

Fabric structures offer a cost-effective solution for events and shading needs.

Healthcare Fabrics

Specialty Fabrics in the Healthcare Industry

Specialty fabrics are not limited to just aerospace, industrial, or military applications. These fabrics are also used in Healthcare.

Healthcare Fabrics

How are Conductive Fabrics Used?

Conductive fabrics are relatively new to the specialty fabrics industry. What are they, how can they be used, and what does the future hold?

Party Tent Rental Shade Solutions

Here are some things to consider before you rent or purchase a party tent that will offer both functionality and some shade solutions.